A modest proposal? Choice and competition in the long-term plan ‘When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?’ That paraphrase of a quote, usually (but not entirely accurately) attributed to John Maynard Keynes, was Simon Stevens’s response at the Nuffield Trust’s Health Policy Summit last week to an entirely fair question from Mark Dayan.
Namely, how is it that the man who was first Alan Milburn’s and then Tony Blair’s special adviser in the early 2000s and did so much to re-inforce the ‘choice and competition’ model in the National Health Service is now systematically unpacking much of it? The King's Fund